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Potential Cancer Therapy: Vitamin D Linked DNA Molecules

Researchers in Japan discover a novel DNA molecule that prevents tumor growth by inhibiting breakdown of Vitamin D.

Protein In Mosquitos’ Saliva Impacts Feeding

Scientists in Japan and Portugal have shown that a protein called AAPP, found in mosquito saliva, affects the insects' feeding behavior, with implications for mosquito fitness.

The Untold Flavor Of Indonesian Street Food

A study of Indonesian street vendors finds them adapting to aggressive urbanization by creating mutually supportive social and economic networks.

Coffee May Inhibit Prostate Cancer Growth, Scientists Find

Kahweol acetate and cafestol found in coffee may slow down the progression of prostate cancer, say researchers in Japan.

Titanium Oxide Improves Perovskite Solar Cell Performance

By layering two different mineral forms of titanium oxide on perovskite, scientists in Japan have improved the efficiency of pervoskite-based solar cells by almost 17 percent.

Dietary Fatty Acids Raise Hypertension Risk In Diabetics

Researchers in Japan have found that dietary fatty acid intake in diabetic patients may increase hypertension risk.

How Breast Cancer Stem Cells Multiply

Scientists in Japan have identified a signaling pathway that increases the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors.

The Secret To The Strength Of Pearlite

Researchers in Japan have found the principles that grant pearlite its strength and ductility, which could pave the way for stronger construction materials.

Insect Virus Kills Liver-Stage Malaria In Mice

Researchers in Japan have discovered that an insect virus can completely eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites in mice.

Putting The Brakes On Myasthenia Gravis

Targeting immune checkpoint proteins could slow the progress of myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes serious weakening of the muscles.